• Governance at Community Level in China and India: A Comparative Analysis

Governance at Community Level in China and India: A Comparative Analysis

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  • Author :G. Palanithurai, Niclas D. Weimar, B.S. Thirumeni
  • Year of Publication :2014
  • ISBN: :9789351250128
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 150
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, International Studies, NGOs, Panchayati Raj, Participatory Development, Political Science

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About the Book :

Local Governance gains prominence in the recent decades as it becomes a movement in the world. Contextually it is so imprest to empower the poor and marginalised as globalization of economy is going to exclude many such segments. As globalization, decentralisation is also a historical process. The present monograph is giving a synoptic view of governance and development process at grassroots in China and India. In both countries initiatives have been taken to strengthen the grassroots institutions. In China local bodies have been created through an executive order but powers and resources have been given substantially whereas in India local bodies have been created through Constitutional Amendments. Yet powers and resources have not been given excepting Kerala. Hence, a comparative analysis is made between a local governance unit in Jiangsu province in China and Gram Panchayat in Kerala in India. How village life is organized and how people are engaged in governance and development have been captured in this monograph.

About Author :

Ganapathy Palanithurai, Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayati Raj studies, Department of Political Science and Development Administration, Gandhigram Rural Institute—Deemed University, Gandhigram is an academic activist working with academic community, civil society, policy community and political community to impress upon them the importance and need of democratic local governance in India to enable the poor to lead a decent dignified human life. All his academic, research and outreach activities are being supported by an array of funding agencies namely the World Bank, the UNDP, the UNICEF, the Hunger Project, SDC, DANIDA, Action Aid International, the Ford Foundation, Population Foundation of India, the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Toolkit Foundation—Netherland, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and State Planning Commission. He was a visiting Professor in Cologne University, Germany. He has to his credit seventy three books, 126 research articles, 112 popular articles in popular newspapers, 83 monographs published in a span of three decades. He is the coordinator of UGC-SAP and UGC innovative programme. He held several administrative positions like Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dean, Student's Welfare, Member, Syndicate, Member Senate, Member, and Academic Council in Gandhigram Rural Institute. He was and is member of many advisory committees of the Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu pertinent to local government and rural development.

Niclas D. Weimar is teaching assistant in the Department of Indology, Cologne University, Germany. He is consultant to many organizations for Solar Energy. He has to his credit four research articles and three books. He is pursuing research in Cologne University, Germany.

Thirumeni, B.S., who is working as a Joint Development Commissioner at the Rural Development Department, Kerala. Now he is dealing with Mahatma Gandhi NREGA. He is graduated in politics (Kerala University) and International Relations (Gandhiji University). He has got UGC Junior Research Fellow. Now he is doing PhD (part time) at the Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul under the guidance of Dr. G. Palanithurai.